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Old 11-10-2012, 07:07 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Suggestions on boxer zoomie-proof ground cover for muddy areas?

I have a couple large patches in the yard that have become nothing but mud. In the past, I have tried covering with hay or pine needles but Maggie kicks it around and uncovers the area within the first couple zoomies. I'm wondering if anyone else had this issue and has found something that will withstand the zoomies until grass can be replanted. It's on a hill. Otherwise I'd just put down some pavers. Gravel? Sand?


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Plywood? It would make for fun skids!
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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let me know what you figure out.. my backyard is like a derby for boxers....
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Old 11-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Hmm. I do have some scrap plywood in the garage... It's not treated but should last through the winter until I can reseed the yard. My only concern would be tripping over it.

Ha ha! My yard will be a derby soon if I don't do something. It's so annoying with the spots now because Maggie comes in with mud caked in her paws and gets it all over the floor, rugs, and couch. Thank god for a rug shampooer and leather couch. Lol


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We got some bare spots in our yard as well. Living in TX, it doesn't get to cold so I just need to go out to reseed & then put up the fencing to go around so the grass has time to start growing. I love watching my girls do the Boxer Burns in the yard.
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I don't know how large your area is but I had a place just off of the driveway where the water used to cross into the yard. Tucker had it churned into a complete mud pit. I could never get any grass to grow because it's Tuckers landing zone after charging down the driveway.

I purchased some green plastic fencing that had a tight weave and installed it over the mud pit with those horseshoe shaped landscaping anchor pins.

It took me all summer to get grass to grow up through the fencing but now the fencing covers the mud and protects the grass. The grass hides the fencing.

So far...So Good.
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Old 11-11-2012, 01:55 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks Dave! The area is about half of the area below, but its working on getting back to that point. . That sounds like a great idea - especially since its a recurring problem and the grass will eventually grow through.


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We used a plastic type mesh, it was up on the fence to keep max from getting out when he was a pup..but found some use of it by putting on the torn up spots and tying it down with a piece of metal coat hanger with a hook shape bent at the top..it did work,but it got abit much because max would do his business on it lol.
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Bales of straw. Not hay, has to be straw. Learned that from a friend in GSD rescue. The house is a lot less muddy now.
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Murphy likes to eat the straw we have here. LOL Even got pictures of her with some in her mouth.
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